Global Paint & Coatings

7th Edition

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This study examines the global paint and coatings industry, which is divided into three major markets:

  • architectural
    • new residential construction
    • residential remodel and repaint
    • nonresidential construction
  • manufacturing/OEM
    • furniture and fixtures
    • motor vehicles
    • packaging
    • other manufacturing (e.g., prefabricated building components, appliances, electronics, machinery, aerospace equipment)
  • protective and specialty
    • industrial maintenance
    • corrosion protection (including pipeline coatings
    • marine (e.g., commercial ships, offshore oil and gas drilling rigs, product platforms)
    • vehicle refinishing
    • other specialty coatings (e.g., HVAC equipment, oil and gas pipelines, roads and bridges, electrical equipment)

The paint and coatings market is also examined by formulation, including:

  • water-based coatings (e.g., emulsions/latex paints, water-soluble paints, water-dispersible paints/colloidal coatings, water-based alkyds
  • solvent-based coatings
  • powder coatings
  • other products, including radiation-curable coatings

Excluded from the scope of the study are products such as:

  • paint thinners
  • solvents
  • plasters
  • adhesives and sealants

Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) are reported in metric tons and current US dollars, with forecasts provided for 2024 and 2029. The term “demand” actually refers to “apparent consumption”, and is defined as production (also referred to variously as “shipments”, “output”, or “supply”) from a country’s domestic manufacturing facilities plus imports minus exports. It is used interchangeably with the terms “market”, “sales”, and “consumption”. In many cases, coatings production data were converted from gallons or liters based on estimates of the average weight.

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